Articles Tagged ‘Abortion’

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Girl Guides of Canada works with pro-abortion groups

As American pro-life activists lead a boycott campaign on the Girl Scouts, the Girl Guides of Canada has been caught partnering with and supporting organizations that actively promote contraception and abortion as empowering to girls. Promising to be “true to myself” and to “take action for a better world” Girl Guide members have been sent as youth representatives to pro-abortion conferences in the developing world and to a leadership training camp run by a pro-abortion-and-contraception organization. They have worked for organizations ... (Continue reading)

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Downtown Abbey and abortion

At Public Discourse, Michael Stokes Paulsen, Professor of Law at the University of St. Thomas, in Minneapolis, and co-director of its Pro-Life Advocacy Center, discusses an abortion storyline from the British television program Downtown Abbey. There are spoilers in the article but Paulsen's piece illustrates the way in which art (television) can delve into serious topics such as abortion and shine a light on its realities: In the end, this Downton Abbey story line is neither overtly pro-life nor pro-choice but ... (Continue reading)

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Legislating morality

The old trope is not whether we legislate morality, but whose morality do we legislate. The question is pertinent in regards to the issues we deal with at The Interim like abortion, the family, homosexual rights, and religious freedom. At Intercollegiate Review, Amelia Sims addresses the issue in a short post entitled, "Is not legislating morality an option?" And of course the proper response is that virtually all legislation, even taxes and treaties, are legislating some sort of morality. ... (Continue reading)

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RU-486 application confirmed by Health Canada

RU-486 application confirmed by Health Canada

Despite early denials, Health Canada has confirmed that it is currently reviewing an application for the abortion drug, RU-486. On Nov. 25, the same day that a commentary in the Canadian Medical Association Journal claimed such an application existed, Deputy Health Minister George Da Pont told the Standing Committee on Health that “to date, no company has applied to market the product in Canada.” Matt Wojciechowski of Campaign Life Coalition ... (Continue reading)

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Partner violence linked to abortion

Researchers from King’s College in London published a comprehensive review finding an association between abortion (TOP) and intimate partner violence (IPV). “Associations between Intimate Partner Violence and Termination of Pregnancy: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis” published on Jan. 7 in the PLOS Medicine journal reviewed 74 studies from 1985 to 2013 following women who had abortions and experienced physical, sexual, or emotional IPV. The researchers’ meta-analysis concluded that 24.9 per cent of women seeking abortions experienced IPV in their lifetime. ... (Continue reading)

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Doctors call for RU-486 to be allowed in Canada

A doctor and a lawyer are calling for the abortion drug RU-486 to be approved in Canada. Sheila Dunn, research director of the Family Practice Health Centre at Women’s College Hospital in Toronto and board member of the National Abortion Federation, and Rebecca Cook, a reproductive law expert at the University of Toronto, wrote a commentary for the Canadian Medical Association Journal advocating for what they call the “gold standard” for medical abortion. According to the authors of the editorial, a ... (Continue reading)

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Pro-abortion article inadvertently shows dark side of abortion

Pro-abortion article inadvertently shows  dark side of abortion

The cover of a recent New York magazine promised so much – far more than I knew it would deliver, but I couldn’t resist. “There are over a million terminated pregnancies in American every year,” it read, under the headline “My Abortion,” “yet few women will ever talk about their experience.” Living in a country where actually talking about abortion is discouraged by governments, regardless of their politics, who seem ... (Continue reading)

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ABC link confirmed (again)

Guest blogging at JillStanek.com, Dr. Joel Brind notes: “China is on the cusp of a breast cancer epidemic,” acknowledged a prestigious group of American epidemiologists in 2008 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Studiously avoiding the “A-word” the JNCI group blamed the emerging epidemic on “shifting reproductive trends” among “risk factors associated with economic development are largely unavoidable.” That’s because NCI still officially denies the reality of the abortion-breast cancer link. The meta-analysis of 26 ... (Continue reading)

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Court rules abortion activist did not defame Vancouver crisis pregnancy centers

Court rules abortion activist did not defame Vancouver crisis pregnancy centers

The Vancouver & Richmond Crisis Pregnancy Centre lost its defamation case against pro-abortion activist Joyce Arthur after she accused CPCs of resorting to terrorizing and deceiving pregnant women to convince them not to have abortions. Two ... (Continue reading)

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Documentary vividly demonstrates problem of gendercide

Documentary vividly demonstrates problem of gendercide

It’s a Girl (Shadowline Films, directed by Evan Grae Davis, 60 minutes, $24.95) It’s a Girl, a feature-length documentary directed by Evan Grae Davis, exposes the problem of gendercide in India and China. Filmed on location, the film is informative, well-paced, and visually stimulating in its mix of background information, animations, personal stories, and expert commentary. The key message is that while government policy perpetuates gendercide, the root of the ... (Continue reading)

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The 2013 version of Melissa Drexler

The Associated Press reports: The results of an autopsy could determine whether two teenage girls are hit with serious charges after one of them was found carrying a dead fetus in a bag while shopping at a Victoria's Secret store in Manhattan ... One of the girls told detectives she was carrying the remains because she had delivered a day earlier and didn't know what to do, authorities said. It wasn't clear whether the fetus was alive ... (Continue reading)

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The language of life issues

Since I'm currently pursuing a degree in linguistics, I've been waiting impatiently for a reason to blog about language and the Interim's topics of choice - no pun intended. An article I stumbled on via Twitter has given me what I'm looking for. It talks about how long women can safely “wait” to have kids, and attracted the attention of a fellow pro-lifer for the use of the words “accidental pregnancy.” She asked, “Is pregnancy ... (Continue reading)

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Tweet the Defund Abortion Canadian demonstrations (Oct 3)

Campaign Life Coalition's Defund Abortion efforts kicked off in Newfoundland on the weekend and will launch in the capitals of Alberta, Manitoba, and Nova Scotia tomorrow (October 3). It will also continue in Ontario in the form of mini-protests at the constituency offices of more than 50 MPPs (find out where here by typing in your postal code). Organizers are encouraging a Tweet-a-thon: To ensure that this campaign is NOT ignored by politicians or the media, we ... (Continue reading)

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Tattoos to be better regulated than abortion

Wesley Smith has a good post at NRO about how Washington, D.C. is considering a bylaw that would regulate tattoos more stringently than most states regulate abortion, including with a 24-hour waiting period after requesting a tattoo and prohibiting minors from getting them. Smith says, "it is considered by many pro choicers the height of tyranny to require an equivalent wait for an abortion. Which is the more serious procedure? Apparently, tattooing." He also notes that the opposite policies are often in ... (Continue reading)

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End of Biola controversy good news for student activist

My “career” as a pro-life activist, as well as a university student, began under some rather unusual circumstances. A shadow of sorts had been cast over my first year of post-secondary school, as it marked the anniversary of this infamous incident. I was connected to the pro-life community at my institution, followed by what would become my favourite activist organization, through the arrests. Since then, the events of Oct. 4, 2010, seem to follow me ... (Continue reading)

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